Boehner Has Choice Expletives for Former Foes

Retired House speaker is indeed 'unchained' in interviews with Politico
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 30, 2017 3:33 AM CDT
In this 2015 photo, then-House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill.   (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

(Newser) Politico is out with a long, entertaining profile of former House speaker John Boehner, and there's a reason the headline is "John Boehner Unchained." In a series of extensive interviews, Boehner unloads on lots of people, mostly within his own party, but the 67-year-old also seems to be wrestling with the problem of many a retiree. Tim Alberta writes that a longtime friend asked him, "You've always had a purpose—your business, your family, politics. What's your purpose now?" Boehner, pictured with his lawnmower and on the golf course multiple times, "says the question gnaws at him every day." Highlights:

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